Category: Market Commentary

Thoughts on the ups and down of the stock markets, both here at home and around the world.

Don’t get lulled to sleep

Times are good, folks. The stock market has been on a tear since November, at least US stocks and building on eight years of gains since the financial crisis. Interest rates remain low and there are sold signs on houses throughout our neighborhoods and new cars in the...

Holding true to asset allocation principles

We’ve just finished a review of the first half of 2017’s investment performance numbers for our clients.  We continue to see many of the same trends continuing in 2017 as we did over the last few years.  Speaking generally, US equities continue to be strong, while oil...

Headlines, Beware!

You might remember a couple of days ago, we suggested it might be a good idea to turn off CNBC and to stop looking at headlines, as the Dow hit 20,000.  Avoid getting sucked in to the emotion of it all. Well, here’s why. Read the two headlines closely:...

Markets are Up, Why Not for Me?

It’s been quite an interesting ride since election day, hasn’t it? First, who would have ever thought that Trump would actually get elected? Nobody!  And, taking it a step further, who would have ever thought that the stock market would actually go up each day since –...